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Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 05-05-2017, 10:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 389
Posted By SonicBoom
Why are you replacing the valve cover? (just...

Why are you replacing the valve cover? (just curious)
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 05-05-2017, 10:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 389
Posted By SonicBoom
Agreed. I am of the opinion that the parts...

Agreed.

I am of the opinion that the parts were rejected by BWM, and thus the manufacturer is recouping their loss by selling pallets of rejects to unscrupulous sellers.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 05-04-2017, 06:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 389
Posted By SonicBoom
Wrong on every point. The factory VC is...

Wrong on every point.

The factory VC is plastic.

Most often, the VC is replaces because of the rubber diaphragm that fails. A junkyard VC is likely to have a diaphragm that is deteriorated.
...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-06-2017, 12:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 317
Posted By SonicBoom
RUN, do not walk, away from that "mechanic". ...

RUN, do not walk, away from that "mechanic".

However, the VANOS is a bit different from earlier models.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-31-2017, 07:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 597
Posted By SonicBoom
Yes. And yes, it came with Dex VI in it from...

Yes.

And yes, it came with Dex VI in it from the factory
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-29-2017, 02:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 597
Posted By SonicBoom
My tranny acts like that a bit when the fluid...

My tranny acts like that a bit when the fluid gets low.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-23-2017, 01:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 883
Posted By SonicBoom
Talofox, this is a common issue in our vehicles. ...

Talofox, this is a common issue in our vehicles.

For me, new vanos valves and new spark plugs fixed the problem. It's more likely that it is sticking vanos valves in your case. Do a search,...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-23-2017, 01:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 883
Posted By SonicBoom
Talofox, this is a common issue in our vehicles. ...

Talofox, this is a common issue in our vehicles.

For me, new vanos valves and new spark plugs fixed the problem. It's more likely that it is sticking vanos valves in your case. Do a search,...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-23-2016, 01:22 PM
Replies: 8
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Views: 421
Posted By SonicBoom
You are in limp home mode. Something is seriously...

You are in limp home mode. Something is seriously wrong.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-18-2016, 08:32 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,156
Posted By SonicBoom
I'm not surprised you have had luck. After all,...

I'm not surprised you have had luck. After all, my experience is just one data point among millions.

Very true about the stress a plugged filter will cause to a fuel pump.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-17-2016, 03:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 497
Posted By SonicBoom
This is a known issue on out 07s. maybe later...

This is a known issue on out 07s. maybe later models as well.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-16-2016, 06:52 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,156
Posted By SonicBoom
Agreed. Check plugs first. Then coils. ...

Agreed.
Check plugs first.
Then coils.
Then Vanos valves.

The only reason I replaced my Vanos valves is because I was getting the codes for them.

I disagree on the fuel filter. Why? I...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-16-2016, 06:25 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,156
Posted By SonicBoom
Agreed. Check plugs first. Then coils. ...

Agreed.
Check plugs first.
Then coils.
Then Vanos valves.

The only reason I replaced my Vanos valves is because I was getting the codes for them.

I disagree on the fuel filter. Why? I...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-15-2016, 02:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,156
Posted By SonicBoom
I has a similar issue with my 07, except I had to...

I has a similar issue with my 07, except I had to turn the engine off and restart it to get firing on all cylinders again.

I couple of new Vanos solenoid valves almost fixed it. Replacing my worn...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-02-2016, 02:11 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 89,403
Posted By SonicBoom
This isn't right. You can't change more than...

This isn't right. You can't change more than 100%.

The % will slowly creep up to, but never reach, 100%. Each change will take you only halfway to 100%, which makes sense, because each fluid...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-19-2016, 07:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 455
Posted By SonicBoom
I see it often too. I also note it is always a GM...

I see it often too. I also note it is always a GM product. :rofl:
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-12-2016, 02:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 816
Posted By SonicBoom
Parasitic drains are common. Mine dies after two...

Parasitic drains are common. Mine dies after two days.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-12-2016, 12:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 394
Posted By SonicBoom
+1 for keeping it.

+1 for keeping it.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-20-2016, 02:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 492
Posted By SonicBoom
I have the N52. It is a B!tch getting the hoses...

I have the N52.
It is a B!tch getting the hoses off the water pump, and you can't get the water pump out with the hoses attached.

Then next time I do it, it will cut the hoses to get the pump...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-17-2016, 06:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 640
Posted By SonicBoom
Proactive replacement is the solution I went with...

Proactive replacement is the solution I went with as well.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-25-2016, 02:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 592
Posted By SonicBoom
Yep. I just got one. It's pretty awesome.

Yep.

I just got one. It's pretty awesome.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-25-2016, 02:08 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,040
Posted By SonicBoom
^^^ I thin there is a step missing there. ...

^^^ I thin there is a step missing there. Something like holding down accelerator for a certain amount of time.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-21-2016, 09:20 AM
Replies: 126
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Views: 66,247
Posted By SonicBoom
I now have the creator C110. If anybody in the...

I now have the creator C110. If anybody in the Minneapolis area needs to use it let me know.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-14-2016, 02:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,117
Posted By SonicBoom
Wow. Somebody pulled it off. Nice. I tried...

Wow. Somebody pulled it off. Nice.

I tried to get that cover off of my old valve cover, and came to the conclusion that the cover would get destroyed in the process.

I still have that valve...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-24-2016, 09:02 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 868
Posted By SonicBoom
I heard the same. Lifter tick, AND another...

I heard the same. Lifter tick, AND another tick/knock. It doesn't sound like a rod bearing. That is more of a pronounced knock that gets much louder when you put a load on the engine.

Mine makes...
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